1A wild cat with yellowish-brown fur (sometimes spotted), a short tail, and tufted ears, found chiefly in the northern latitudes of North America and Eurasia.
- Genus Felis, family Felidae: the Eurasian lynx (F. lynx) and the Canadian lynx (F. canadensis or F. lynx)
- Experts say there is ‘little doubt’ that big cats such as panthers, lynxes and pumas are indeed roaming the countryside, following a massive increase in sightings.
- The British Big Cats Society says its 15-month survey indicates there is little doubt that big cats such as leopards, lynxes and pumas are roaming Britain.
- This year we have scheduled a tiger, three lynxes, a cheetah, two pumas, a hippopotamus, and 500 rabid rats.
1.1 [mass noun] The fur of the lynx.
- The clothes were made of rayon polyester and trimmed with lynx fur.
- It was at one time the main commercial port for lynx and sable furs, beeswax, timber, grain, hunting falcons, and walrus ivory.
- Fox, lynx, mink as well as shearing being dyed in strong colours dominate this season, whether it be trimmings on collar and cuffs or luxurious linings.
1.2 (African lynx) another term for caracal.
- Caracals, also commonly called African lynx though not actually a lynx, weigh at adulthood from 25 to 45 pounds and are native to the grasslands of Africa and parts of Asia.
- The coolest part of that experience was getting to hold a nine-week old Desert African Lynx named Kenya.
- Six years ago they paid $1700 for a blind African lynx at an auction because another bidder was going to put the animal down and mount it.